Blog Category: Parents, Caregivers, Educators

Children dressed up for Independence Day sitting on lawn eating watermelon.

Create a Sensory-Friendly Independence Day Party

Getting ready for your July 4th party yet? Independence Day in the United States is associated with BBQs, parties, and fireworks. However, if you have a family member with sensory sensitivities, July 4th celebrations are likely stressful. However, there are simple ways you can adapt your celebrations! Create a sensory-friendly Independence Day celebration that makes

Woman holding Canada Day flag standing outside on street.

How to Have a Sensory-Friendly Canada Day Celebration

Are you planning a celebration for July 1st, Canada Day? Canada Day events typically involve friends and family celebrating together. There may be a BBQ, a pool party or a gathering in the garage. Furthermore, fireworks are often part of family, neighbourhood or community celebrations. However, if you have a child or family member with

Elderly man in wheelchair with daughter observing the lake.

Caregiving When You Experience Sensory Sensitivities or Sensory Overload

Being a caregiver for another person, be they a child or an adult, can add anxiety and stress. Caregiving responsibilities require a significant amount of organization and planning, along with additional emotional resilience and physical energy. Ultimately, any caregiver can experience difficulties coping. Additionally, if you have sensory sensitivities, these feelings and managing the caregiving

Young boy sleeping in bed with weighted blanket.

How to Pick a Weighted Blanket

Thinking about buying a weighted blanket? Wondering if they really work? Maybe you are trying to chose one for yourself, or your child? Read on to learn about blankets with added or a heavier weight. Most importantly, read about heavier blanket safety, which is rarely talked about. You will also learn how heavy a blanket

Group of people dancing at a sensory-friendly music festival.

How to Make a Music Festival Sensory-Friendly

Music festivals are fun, often outdoor events. They involve the local community and visitors, enjoying music from special guests over a series of hours or days. Music can be anything from classical to country to rock and roll! Depending on the size of the event, they may include food vendors, rides, and other attractions. These

Small family wearing traditional Indian outfits with statue of Ganesha behind them.

Strategies for a Sensory-Friendly Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrated to honour the birth of Lord Ganesha. This is a celebration that is widely celebrated in India and by the Hindu diaspora around the world. During this day, Hindus visit the temple to pray and pay their respect to Lord Ganesha. Temples hold a special prayer where devotees

Adult and a child wearing cultural outfits sitting on the grass, playing with flowers.

Five Ways to Make Your Onam Celebration Sensory-Friendly

Onam is an important festival that is celebrated in Kerala, India. It is celebrated by all the Malayalees. It is known as the harvest festival and lasts for ten days. Each day consists of different traditional activities. This festival reflects the tradition and culture of Kerala. Although Onam is a Hindu festival, other religions have

Two parents and daughters lighting an oil lamp with Indian traditional outfits on at a sensory-friendly Diwali celebration.

Simple Strategies for a Sensory-Friendly Diwali Celebration

Diwali is commonly known as the festival of lights or celebration of lights. Diwali is seen as a victory of light over darkness. It is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists. People celebrate Diwali by lighting number of clay lamps around their home. In addition, a Diwali celebration also consists of prayers, fireworks,

Two Hindu couples walking down the aisle with people surrounding them at a sensory-friendly Hindu wedding.

Create a Sensory-Friendly Hindu Wedding

Weddings are often both a merry and a stressful occasion. Hindu weddings are rich in traditions. Celebrations occur over a number of days, with beautiful and fun rituals. The rituals, traditions and customs also come with loud music, hundreds of guests, bright colours, and long days. Consider a sensory-friendly Hindu wedding to help guests who

Smiling group of people at a sensory-friendly temple visit

5 Ways to Make Your Temple Visits Sensory-Friendly

Visiting temples is important for Hindus. Temple is a sacred place where Hindus go to worship. Hindus typically visit the temple at least once a week. Furthermore, on Fridays, all Hindu temples hold a special prayer. Even though it is crucial for Hindus to visit the temple often, it can also be challenging because of

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